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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

10:30 a.m.
EHS 210
Hoist Operator
Bldg. 51-201

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc. Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins ($10/$12)
Bldg. 70-191

1:30 p.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109


10 a.m.
EHS 123
Adult CPR
Bldg. 48-109

EHS 260
Basic Electrical Hazards Awareness
Bldg. 51-201

1 p.m.
EHS 116
First Aid Safety
Bldg. 48-109

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Green Engineering, Catalysis Research and Education at the University of Oulu
Riitta Keiski
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

4 p.m.
Heavy-Flavor Physics at the Tevatron: Current Results and Implications
Wade Fisher, Princeton
Bldg. 50A-5132

4:10 p.m.
Materials Science
Single Nanowire Laser Optics and Optoelectronics
Ritesh Agarwal, Harvard U.
348 Hearst Mining Bldg.


Morning Editions: Banana Pancakes with Eggs and Sausage
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Chorizo Scramble with Flour Tortillas & Home Fries
Market Carvery: Pasta Alfredo with Chicken & Peas
The Fresh Grille: Reuben Sandwich with Curly Fries
Sliced Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Deadly, Yet Necessary: Quakes Renew Planet
By William Broad

They approach the topic gingerly, wary of sounding callous, aware that the geology they admire has just caused a staggering loss of life. Even so, scientists argue that in the very long view, the global process behind great earthquakes is quite advantageous for life on earth — especially human life. "It's hard to find something uplifting about 150,000 lives being lost," said Donald DePaolo, a Berkeley Lab geochemist. "But the type of geological process that caused the earthquake and the tsunami is an essential characteristic of the earth." Full story (registration required).

A Lab employee learns how to use a fire extinguisher during an EH&S class.

Be Prepared When
Disaster Hits Locally

The tsunami that recently hit southern Asia is a grim reminder that natural disaster can hit, without warning, at any time. Lab employees can take steps to prepare themselves in the event of a crisis by taking emergency preparedness classes. The Environment, Health and Safety Division offers courses on first aid, CPR, fire safety, building emergency team training, and fire extinguisher safety, among others. Go here to view schedules and register for these classes. Call x7032 for more information.


Lab Tour Guides Needed
For Staff Orientations

The Human Resources department is looking for volunteers to conduct bus tours for new employees on the second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month. The bus tour takes about 45 minutes, during which guides will locate and describe most of the buildings on Lab property. No experience is necessary. A half-hour training session will be provided. Guides receive a free lunch after each tour. To learn more, contact Arabella Schmidt.

Japanese Treats
Back in Cafeteria

The cafeteria is once again selling sushi during the lunch hour. Packages of six will be available in the "Grab and Go" cooler for $5.29 each. Selections include California, Stanford, New York, Unagi, Shrimp Tempura, Salmon Teriyaki, and Seafood Combo Rolls.

Course Offers Tips
On Effective Leadership

Managers and supervisors are encouraged to enroll in two daylong leadership workshops, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 15 and 16. Using Franklin Covey's "four basic principles," participants will acquire tools to improve their strategic thinking, long-term vision, and positive influence on others. Go here to register (ASD 0227).

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